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Meshach Taylor

Dead at 67

After Battle With Cancer

6/29/2014 5:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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meshach-taylor-01"Designing Women" star Meshach Taylor died Saturday night ... after a long battle with cancer.

Taylor's family says he passed away at his home in California while surrounded by loved ones.

Meshach is best known for the role of Anthony Bouvier on the popular late 80's show ... and he was nominated for an Emmy in 1989.



Taylor also famously portrayed Hollywood Montrose in the '87 cult classic flick "Mannequin" -- and had a TON of roles on hit T.V. shows ... like "Hannah Montana", "The Drew Carey Show" and "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide."

R.I.P.



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Rigby    

Aww rip

55 days ago
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Renee926    

Such a great talent. RIP

55 days ago
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Kansas Chick    

RIP.. Loved him as Anthony on Designing Women, especially the way ( when he was nervous) he would uncontrolable laugh.

55 days ago
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RealityBites    

RIP :-(

55 days ago
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tmon3ydadjmbr    

Oh yeah the principal off of ned's declassified this is crazy :/ r.I.p

55 days ago
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willhowcoop    

This really sucks. Such an important part of one of the funniest sitcoms ever. Loved it when Suzanne made him dress as Consuela so her maid could get her green card. Classic. RIP

55 days ago
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tellit2    

Cancer is vicious!! Why can't they create a cure??!!!! RIP Mr. Taylor

55 days ago
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eqlopper2nity    

RIP Meshach, and tell Dixie Carter she is missed.

55 days ago
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Edddie Nash    

RIP. Saw some great pics of Delta Burke and Jean Smart with Meshach on his birthday this past April.

55 days ago
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cmg    

He was so talented. RIP. Prayers to his family.

55 days ago
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Diva101    

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D-INCARNATION    

RIP Larry....♠♠♠

55 days ago
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Diva101    

Praying for his wife and kids, and especially his Mom who is 100. No Mother should have to see her child suffer and die. RIP Mr. Taylor!!!

55 days ago
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EL444    

I Loved Him...Great Talent & Still Cracks Me Up On Designing Women Reruns. R.I.P. & Many Prayers For His Family & Friends.

55 days ago
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Woot    

:o(

55 days ago
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